Cate Hankins admitted to Order of Canada

Later today, Cate Hankins, Deputy Director Science at the AIGHD, will be admitted to the Order of Canada in Ottawa in a ceremony at Rideau Hall, the residence of Canada’s Governor-General David Johnston who is the representative of Queen Elizabeth II. Cate is being acknowledged for her work on HIV, both nationally and internationally:

Cate has worked to save lives through her leadership in the fight against HIV. As chief scientific advisor to the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS, she directed strategies to place information about new HIV interventions into the hands of policy-makers and program planners, and championed community engagement in HIV prevention trials. A leader in Canada’s public health response to HIV, she advanced research on women living with HIV, prisoners, sex workers, and people who inject drugs. She also co-founded Montréal’s needle-exchange program and served on Canada’s National Advisory Committee on AIDS.

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